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  • Wed, Jan 10 2018 12:34 AM

    • Harry Invision
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    HP Z8 G4 Workstation

    Hi All,

    Was just about to upgrade CPU to a HP Z840 running a Nitris DX but noticed new HP Z8 G4 is out. Are these approved as yet or is anyone running one? ....Harry

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  • Wed, Jan 10 2018 9:09 AM In reply to

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    Re: HP Z8 G4 Workstation

    Hi,

    they aren't approved yet, but hopefully soon. Just got one but haven't had time except for short tests. I used Dell 7920 as a starting point for configuring memory and CPU.

    Note that Z8 uses PCIe3 only, so Nitris DX is no longer supported.

  • Wed, Jan 10 2018 9:11 AM In reply to

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    Re: HP Z8 G4 Workstation

    Here are Avid configuration guidelines:
    http://avid.force.com/pkb/articles/en_US/user_guide/en269631

  • Wed, Jan 10 2018 9:33 PM In reply to

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    Re: HP Z8 G4 Workstation

    Thanski:

    Note that Z8 uses PCIe3 only, so Nitris DX is no longer supported.

     

     

    Thank you had not spotted that...Harry

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  • Thu, Jan 11 2018 10:43 AM In reply to

    • Lukas Boeck
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    Re: HP Z8 G4 Workstation

    i've used Mojo DX on pcie 3 without issues.

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  • Thu, Jan 11 2018 12:25 PM In reply to

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    Re: HP Z8 G4 Workstation

    Hi Lucas,

    that's interesting and very welcome news!

    How have you done that? Using adapters or just plugged the PCIe card in?

     

  • Thu, Jan 11 2018 12:57 PM In reply to

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    Re: HP Z8 G4 Workstation

    Hi,

    Went with a Z840, to good a deal.

    Plus needed to change over between edit projects.

    Thank you.

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  • Thu, Jan 11 2018 4:30 PM In reply to

    • Lukas Boeck
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    Re: HP Z8 G4 Workstation

    @ Thanski

    no adapters, plug & play.

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  • Fri, Jan 12 2018 11:11 AM In reply to

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    Re: HP Z8 G4 Workstation

    Hi Lucas,

    I see from your signature that you have Supermicro X9SRL-F. Supermicro site states that X9SRL-F has one PCIe 2 and others are PCIe 3. Are you sure you haven't plugged Mojo DX card to the PCIe 2 slot?

    If not, this is news.

  • Fri, Jan 12 2018 12:19 PM In reply to

    Re: HP Z8 G4 Workstation

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  • Fri, Jan 12 2018 12:41 PM In reply to

    • Lukas Boeck
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    Re: HP Z8 G4 Workstation

    @ Thanski

    i'm quite certain it should be allright.

    I've had the mojo in my signature in at least 2 slots in this system.

    I've had mojos on newer systems without limiting pci-e. I also was wary at first, but never saw problems.

     

    @ Pat

    I'm considering not installing the patches. I'm sure glad I'm not a cloud service provider atm.

     

     

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